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Molewood House Molewood Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8051 / 51°48'18"N

Longitude: -0.0909 / 0°5'27"W

OS Eastings: 531722

OS Northings: 213549

OS Grid: TL317135

Mapcode National: GBR KBJ.V3Y

Mapcode Global: VHGPG.CWSL

Plus Code: 9C3XRW45+2J

Entry Name: Molewood House Molewood Lodge

Listing Date: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268836

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461383

ID on this website: 101268836

Location: Bengeo, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bengeo Holy Trinity and St Leonard with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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817-1/5/121 (West side)
Molewood House and Molewood Lodge


House, formerly miller's house to Molewood Mill (not
included), now subdivided into 2 dwellings. c1840, altered and
extended late C19 and 1920s. Brick, with lined-out stucco
beneath low pitched Welsh slated roofs behind parapeted south
front, but exposed as low gables on west. Stuccoed chimneys.
PLAN: 3-bay front with central entry, and long rear service
wing. Enlarged to double width in 1920s.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. First floor has 3 recessed 16-pane sash
windows, twin blind boxes with sawtooth valances, stucco
sills, plat band at first-floor level. Ground floor with 2
larger 16-pane sashes, left and right of central doorway, with
twin leaf half-glazed doors with flush lower panels. These are
recessed within a panelled surround, and flanked by fluted
Tuscan Doric pilasters with modern cornice hood above.
East elevation has ground floor doorcase with Tuscan Doric
fluted antae and responds, C20 flat hood, and half-glazed door
with recessed lower panel.
West (garden) elevation has double gabled low pitched roofs
with 2 long 12-pane sash windows each with blind box to first
floor, that to left above late C20 French windows.
Left of garden elevation has wing built in early 1920s with
multi-pane metal casement windows and hipped asbestos tile
INTERIOR: has simple mid C19 joinery, 6-panel doors with
central moulded bead and broad architraves, open string stair
with nosed treads, moulded hardwood handrail and stick
HISTORICAL NOTE: Molewood Mill was included in the Domesday
Book for Bengeo, and continued in operation as a corn mill
until 1888 when it was bought by Hertford Corporation to
establish a pumping station for the town's water supply.
(Green L: Hertford's Past in pictures: Ware: 1993-: 79).

Listing NGR: TL3172213549

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